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  1. CTA Bus Garage Rosters

    Agreed. Although not seen in the video, crossing the intersection's painted Stop Line on Yellow with the front bumper of any vehicle does not result in a ticket. It doesn't matter the size of the vehicle, just that the front crosses the stop line after the light has changed to red. State law requires that any vehicle already in the intersection has right of way to clear the intersection first. Also, to not pull into any intersection unless it is already cleared, which it was just immediately before the accident. The SUV driver might have incorrectly thought they had to "clear" the intersection to avoid getting a red light ticket. State law also allow for one(1) and only one vehicle(from each direction) to wait in the intersection until traffic is cleared to turn left (of course as long as they pulled into the intersection straight before red AND wait for opposing traffic to clear, which the SUV driver didn't do) Also for all traffic, including pedestrians, to not enter an intersection on green/walk until it is already cleared. To be clear, I'm not suggesting to drive up to the limits of the law. If I see anything out of the ordinary in an intersection in front of me, I will stop early, swerve to avoid, or not enter the intersection. In the video, I don't see any reasonable indicator for the bus driver that the SUV was going to pull in front.
  2. 95th Red Line Station Rebuild

    Here's the map: (the pertinent portion I could crop) From: https://www.transitchicago.com/travel-information/alert-detail/?AlertId=48053
  3. 95th Red Line Station Rebuild

    Bus stop List for 95th South terminal: Bus Route Stop(s) N5 South Shore Night Bus (P) (Q) N9 Ashland (owl service) (U) 29 State (Y) (Z) 34 South Michigan (U) (V) (W) 95 95th eastbound (A1) 95 95th westbound (R) 100 Jeffery Manor Express (A2) 103 West 103rd (A2) 106 East 103rd (A2) 108 Halsted/95th (P) (Q) 111 111th/King Drive (S) 112 Vincennes/111th (X) 115 Pullman/115th (T) 119 Michigan/119th (U) (V) (W) 352 Halsted (P) (Q) 353 95th-River Oaks-Homewood (A3) 359 Robbins/South Kedzie Ave (A3) 381 95th (A3) 395 UPS Hodgkins (A3) 772 Brookfield Zoo Express (P) (Q) Greyhound (A4) Above also from: https://www.transitchicago.com/travel-information/alert-detail/?AlertId=48053 Edit: I don't know if I didn't see this before, or if the list was added later. Guess we'll find out if the map shows up on this alert. 2nd Edit: a) Sent in an email request to repair the map, b) the map is there now - don't know if that was related or just a timing issue
  4. 95th Red Line Station Rebuild

    From: https://www.transitchicago.com/travel-information/alert-detail/?AlertId=48053 Service Change Saturday, April 14, 2018 10:00 PM to TBD The new 95th/Dan Ryan station South Terminal, on the south side of 95th Street, will open. Board and exit all buses and trains in the new South Terminal. The original 95th/Dan Ryan station will close at the same time, and no longer be accessible for customer use. Red Line trains will stop on a new platform under the new South Terminal building. Elevator access, in addition to stairs, is provided between the train platform and street-level concourse. Stop locations for all CTA and Pace buses will change. Most routes will be in the new off-street bus terminal surrounding the new station, but a few routes will board on 95th or State streets. See map at right and list below for new bus stop locations. Why is service being changed? Bus and train service is changing due to the opening of the new 95th/Dan Ryan South Terminal, the first of two brand new terminals and the halfway point of the construction of a new, modern 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal. Edit: Cannot find the map named in the above
  5. CTA ridership lost to ride share

    FYI: It "WAS" that Uber had/still has their Uber-X, and Lyft had/still has their standard Lyft car service as the lowest cost service. You put 1-4 people in the car and you are only sharing the ride with the driver. "NOW" the lower cost options are UberPool and LyftLine, where you put in your destination and share the car with other pickups and drop offs. You are allowed yourself and optionally one other rider($1 surcharge with LyftLine, included with UberPool), also no changes to destination(except to exit car early) So these days, you can choose a less costly pooling option or not, ie. "you don't HAVE to pool" I would know. Yesterday night, I drove my longest UberPool ever, 11 pickups with 11 drop-offs of 1-2 riders each before getting my Prius back to myself. It took about 3 hours for me, the driver, and was mostly North and South and North again in the general vicinity of the north side Red Line the entire time. People were NOT thrilled with the 2-4 additional pickup and drop offs before getting to their destination, since the car was near full almost the entire time. Also, it seems that both "pooling" services limit the number of passengers in the car to 3 plus 1 driver most of the time. The only time I've seen Uber/Lyft max out car pooling with 3 riders in back plus 1 rider in front(plus 1 driver) was on New Year's eve, or if someone requests for 1 rider, but shows up with 2 riders when 2 other riders were already in the car (I also make sure the count gets corrected BEFORE starting their trip, so as not to get assigned more riders)
  6. CTA ridership lost to ride share

    Lyft (or Uber for that matter) arrives from <1 to 20 minutes after ordering, usually 1 to 5 minutes in more popular areas, or 3 to 10 minutes in less ride-share dense areas. The request doesn't go through if there are no cars within 20 minutes(rare). Solution is to try again later, although the better solution is to keep trying as others are doing the same. Cars can free up anywhere whenever they drop off their previous passenger or are close to doing so - with a message stating that your driver will come to you after dropping off the previous passenger.
  7. Random CTA

    Screenshots from CTA Train Tracker. The SB Red in front of this one was delayed/stuck on Track 2 between Belmont and Fullerton, after previously being stuck at Wilson causing a good sized backup. So in a smart move, Red's are running Track 1 there to get around it.
  8. Romeoville station is now open. http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/02/03/romeoville-metra-station-opens-for-operation/alp33v4/
  9. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=45952 No trains between Garfield and Ashland/63rd Route(s): Green Line Length: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 12:39 PM to TBD Impact Level: Service Disruption Full Description: Green Line service has been temporarily suspended between Garfield and Ashland/63rd due to a fire near the tracks As a result, trains are operating only between Harlem/Lake and Cottage Grove at this time. Bus shuttles will be available to provide connecting service through the affected area. Use #63 63rd bus as alternative. See station personnel for further assistance, and pay attention to announcements on trains and at stations for service information. We are working to restore service as quickly as possible. Allow extra travel time. Edit: 12:57pm Normal service being restored with residual delays
  10. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=45886 Forest Park-bound Blue Line Service Delayed at Racine Route(s): Blue Line Length: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 5:04 PM to TBD Impact Level: Significant Delays Affects Train Tracker prediction availability Full Description: Forest Park-bound Blue Line trains are standing at Racine due to signal problems. Personnel are working to restore service. Allow extra travel time. EDIT: Looks like its already over and trains are moving along toward Forest Park.
  11. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    from www.transitchicago.com : Link: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=45713 Blue Line Experiencing Delays; Boarding change between Montrose and Addison Route(s): Blue Line Length: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 6:16 PM to TBD Impact Level: Major Delays Affects Train Tracker prediction availability Full Description: Service on the Blue Line is experiencing delays. Trains in both directions are operating on the same track between Montrose and Addison stations due to a track condition. Board all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at the Irving Park station. Bus shuttles will be available to provide connecting service through the affected area. We're working to restore normal service as quickly as possible. Allow extra travel time.
  12. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    from www.transitchicago.com : Link: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=45713 Blue Line Experiencing Delays; Boarding change between Jefferson Park and Addison Route(s): Blue Line Length: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 5:12 PM to TBD Impact Level: Major Delays Affects Train Tracker prediction availability Full Description: Service on the Blue Line is experiencing delays. Trains in both directions are operating on the same track between Jefferson Park and Addison stations due to a track condition. Board all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at the Montrose and Irving Park stations. Bus shuttles will be available to provide connecting service through the affected area. We're working to restore normal service as quickly as possible. Allow extra travel time.
  13. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    from www.transitchicago.com : Link: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=45713 Customer Alert: O'Hare-bound Blue Line Service Delayed near Montrose Route(s): Blue Line Length: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 4:29 PM to TBD Impact Level: Major Delays Affects Train Tracker prediction availability Full Description: O'Hare-bound Blue Line trains are standing near Montrose due to a track condition. Personnel are working to restore service. Allow extra travel time.
  14. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    Red Line 47th St Track condition: Red Line Experiencing Delays; Boarding change between 35th and Garfield Route(s): Red Line Length: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 10:31 AM to TBD Impact Level: Major Delays Affects Train Tracker prediction availability Full Description: Service on the Red Line is experiencing delays. Trains in both directions are operating on the same track between 35th and Garfield stations due to a track condition at 47th. Board all trains on the 95th-bound side of the platform at 47th station. Bus shuttle service is available to provide service through the affected area. We're working to restore normal service as quickly as possible. Allow extra travel time. Comment: Wow, its really messing up the whole Red, esp. Northbound. It would be nice if some of the SB could get turned around South of the Loop in an emergency like this to continue to service the rest of the Red line.
  15. Amtrak Tacoma,WA derailment

    Apparently, this was/is the first revenue run of a new earlier run AND a new segment of track for Amtrak today: Original Map Below: (from https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Rail/PNWRC_PtDefiance/Map.htm )
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